Backs Against the Wall: Battered Women's Resistance Strategies
tackles several controversial aspects involved with intimate
partner violence (IPV)-namely the approaches many victims use when
resisting their oppressors. This sensitive and sensible feminist
perspective concerning battered women's use of different resistance
strategies, and the reasons why they use them, also focuses on ways
to support victims through intervention and prevention strategies.
Leading experts provide current research, revealing viewpoints, and
convincing assertions about the victims of IPV.
This book powerfully refutes the sweeping assertions made by
today's antifeminist-based mindset that women are as violent as men
in cases of IPV perpetration. This insightful source provides
strong evidence of the different resistance strategies that
battered women use in response to multiple oppressions, including
IPV, in the case against the gender parity argument-that may very
well be politically motivated. The text provides extensive
references and several figures and tables to clearly present
This book is a valuable resource for activists, educators,
students, health providers, justice system workers, advocates, and
This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of
Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma.
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